Exhibition of Famous Magnum Photographs in St Albans - 18th to 24th June
To mark national Refugee Week 18-24 June, the St. Albans Group of Amnesty International hosts a collection of extraordinary photographs in the Central Library of St. Albans (The Maltings Shopping Centre, AL1 3JQ, opening hours Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 10am-6pm, Wed.10-7, Sat.10-5, Sun. 12- 4).
The photographs are the work of members of the international collective Magnum, founded by world-famous photographers Robert Capa, David Seymour, Henri Cartier-Bresson after WW2. Spanning 70 years, they highlight refugees' lives then and now, fleeing war and persecution, waiting in limbo, trying to put order into their chaotic days, hoping for the future. They speak of our common experiences as humans - as breadwinners and home-makers, as parents and children, brothers and sisters, thrown into appalling circumstances. They challenge our willingness to engage and identify: what if this was me - my son - my daughter?